Monthly Archives: June 2014

Re-Playing Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X : X-2 HD for PS3David and I bought the Final Fantasy X / X-2 in HD and I started playing it recently. I really wanted to play Final Fantasy X-2 because I had started it once, but David talks about how good it is and it looks interesting. So I decided to replay through Final Fantasy X first to get back in to the story.

I have to say it looks gorgeous, but I remember it looking gorgeous before so I do not know how much of a difference it makes. At the same time it has been interesting playing through the game again. I am remembering the things that I love about it and some of the things that annoyed me about it, which has been fun going through again.

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Catching Up on our Big List of Things

After we ended the A to Z Challenge in early May I did a post about how we had so many things to talk about, so many games to play, so many movies to see and shows to watch.

Now we’re in summer, and while the blockbusters have hit (especially a lot of the LitFlix), the shows have ended (even Game of Thrones!), and we have time to breathe. We also have some of the time-sinks in our personal lives past us. So where are we at? What are we up to? 

I thought I would highlight some of our thoughts on topics moving forward, and some of the things we’ve crossed off that ambitious list of topics. Onward!

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R.I.P.D, a Delayed Reaction

Initially the movie R.I.P.D. sounded interesting when the first trailers came out, but as reviews started coming out it sounded less and less appealing. So we decided not to go see it when it first came out, but recently it came out on HBO so we decided to give it a try. I don’t know if I can adequately describe my opinion partly because, even while watching the movie, it was like it just existed. I will try and break down the problems because the concept seems fairly interesting, although a bit of an MIB rip off, it could have been a fun time. It just really did not turn out that well.  Continue reading

State Master Board Game on Kickstarter

Recently, Holly and I were contacted regarding a game on Kickstarter. For one thing, it was exciting to know that someone saw one of our posts (TableTop Day Game Recommendations) and thought we might be a neat place to advertise their game. On the flip side, it is a risk to go out there and promote something you can’t really vouch for.

That’s the great thing about Kickstarter, I guess. Nothing happens until the project hits its goal – so you’re off the hook that way, I guess. So here’s the game:

This one was interesting to me on a few levels. For one, I am interested in the idea of gaming in education, and the whole new field and idea of Gamification. And Education has been a big issue we’ve talked about and been involved in, as well as a focus of the Feminist Friday posts lately. For another, board games are on our minds because of the upcoming gaming convention we’re anticipating helping form in town. And being asked is a powerful motivator!

So while I can’t vouch for the game, and I haven’t played it, I will say I have backed it. I backed it at the “one for you, one for a buddy” level, which allows us to donate one to the gaming convention’s lending library, as well as have one for ourselves!

Oh, and one last thing, more on this later: here is the site for the gaming convention!

LitFlix: The Fault in Our Stars

Last night David and I finally got around to seeing The Fault in Our Stars last night. I had finished the book just last weekend and knew what I was getting myself in to. Of course everyone kind of can see where the story is going considering it is obvious that Hazel is sick, which usually means that it is not going to end well in stories. The story that is told is great though. It is such an interesting look at life, love, and dying. The movie does a great job of telling the story. There are some moments that are left out, but they cut things in just the right place. I also love that they took lines directly from the book because there are some amazing speeches and the actors did an amazing job of bringing those speeches to life. (Spoilers for The Fault in Our Stars after the jump)

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